The IQRF Meetup is coming, set a note in your calendar!
The IQRF Alliance invites you to another IQRF Meetup which will be held on October 4th, 2018 – now in South Moravia.
Attendants will be able to enjoy an informal conference on professional premises and then move to a wine cellar for a good networking dinner.
Where: Hotel Volarik, Mikulov, Czech Republic
When: October 4th, 2018
|12:00 – 13:00
|13:00 – 15:00
||1st round of presentations
|15:00 – 15:30
|15:30 – 17:00
||2nd round of presentations
|17:00 – 18:00
|18:00 – 18:30
||Walk through the town to a wine cellar
||Networking in the wine cellar
The IQRF Meetup will start with a Registration from 12:00 in Hotel Volarik, Mikulov, Czech Republic.
After the Registration, there will be two rounds of presentations – representatives will have an opportunity to briefly introduce their company and what they do. IQRF Tech and other IQRF Alliance members will introduce the release of new features, products, and services: Smart Connect, IQRF Gateway Daemon 2, simple and low-cost IQRF gateway, mobile app, IoT platform, connectivity to Big Clown makers kit, and much more.
Thanks to the experience we know that people get to know each other best during networking, so we will take a short walk from Hotel Volarik through the historic center of the town to the wine cellar Šimák. Guests will find there a pleasant sitting with a wine degustation and a good dinner in the form of pork ribs and chicken wings. Furthermore, we will try out the very first IQRF music jam so bring any musical instrument you can play to join the “IQRF band”.
We recommend Hotel Volarik for the accommodation, where the whole IQRF team will stay as well. The accommodation is registered by the guests themselves. Please book your room at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +420 777 003 692.
Check out the new case study on www.iqrfalliance.org.
This case study shows how reliable the IQRF wireless technology is. Over 8 years of operation in the production hall of Skoda Auto without any problems whilst saving costs for cabling.
IQRF technology was presented to 24 teachers who would like to include it in their teaching. They got theoretical as well as practical training, with many useful examples of IQRF technology using.
Project partners are: Elektrotehnička škola Zagreb (HR), Obrtničko učilište (HR), ŠC Krško-Sevnica (SI), Berufsschule N1 (DE), Smíchovská SPŠ (CZ) and AKÜ – Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi, Bolvadin Vocational School (TR). The goal of the project is to implement wireless communication between sensorial technologies within existing VET curricula for smart and sustainable housing and industry.
All teachers got an IQRF Basics Instructor certificate so they are allowed to certify their students for this technology.
We are pleased we could help them understand IQRF basics and we are looking forward to a new curriculum with IQRF wireless technology.
The IQRF Alliance brought a live demo board with members‘ products to IoT Tech Expo Europe 2018 in Amsterdam. This is Europe’s largest and leading IoT event.
IoT Tech Expo Europe 2018 was a two-day event visited by the leading companies in IoT, IoT professionals and overall more than 8000 attendees. Visitors could learn the latest innovations in an IoT area thanks to over 300 speakers and also from more than 300 exhibitors.
AAEON Europe, the member of the IQRF Alliance, was one of these exhibitors and kindly invited the IQRF Alliance to represent members’ products with the live demo board at their booth.
Visitors indeed enjoyed the live demo. It was one of the few real portfolios of products among thousands of promises all around. Interested visitors could try to remotely control the smart power socket by Netio or to breath on the carbon dioxide sensor by Protronix and watch how their breath is changing the data visualized in Node-RED based UI made by JOTIO.
The whole demo was running on AAEON’s UP2 board PC powerful enough to be a gateway of the IQRF network and also run the Ubilinux with data visualization on a local server.
Moreover, Rens Wouters from AAEON was one of the speakers and presented about Artificial Intelligence in front of a full hall.
Every year competition organized by the company MICRORISC has finished and knows its winners from high technical schools.
The final round of the 8th “The Best Student” competition was held at the headquarters of MICRORISC, on June 20, 2018.
The expert jury selected the finalists according to their excellence, abilities and other activities.
During the finals, students had the opportunity to present their interests, achievements and free-time activities.
Finally, the three best students were rewarded with CZK 5,000. Because MICRORISC operates on the market with modern technology, the fourth student was awarded as the best technician.
The prize was also prepared for the best school that became Usti nad Labem Grammar School and which won CZK 10,000.
MICRORISC organizes this competition to support and motivate secondary school students in their education and active attitude to life.
More on microrisc.com.
IQRF is usable almost with any equipment and almost in any application where low speed and low data volume wireless is needed, ranging tens or hundreds of meters (up to several kilometers in special cases or in networks), either simple peer-to-peer(for just two or a few devices) as well as in huge complex networks (up to hundreds or even thousands of devices). No infrastructure is needed.
IQRF can be used by almost anyone, from garage hobbyists to hi-tech giants. But it is primarily intended for manufacturers. Worldwide interoperability of products with IQRF inside is ensured by IQRF Alliance.
- Packet oriented communication. E.g. a 64 B payload data packet can be sent in about 40 ms to another device in range. Hopping to end point out of direct range via other (up to 239) network nodes is possible (with corresponding delay).
- Low power consumption enables battery operated devices with lifetime of number of years.
- Outstanding 15 µA while receiving (in consumption optimized XLP mode).
- Even better is 330 µA while receiving combined with 380 nA while precisely timed sleeping.
- Mesh networks (with redundant paths providing reliable throughput).
- Semistatic topology. The most user-friendly (fully automated) networking algorithm requires fixed (not moving) routing devices. End devices are fully relocatable. However, topologies with all devices moving are also possible.
IQRF suits best for:
- Control applications where end devices are managed and monitored from a central point.
- Telemetry – data collection from end devices (sensors etc.). Acquired data can transparently be forwarded to Internet and stored in Cloud depository accessible from anywhere. End devices in the network can also be managed remotely via the cloud.
- Automation of processes
- Intelligent buildings and cities. One of the most successful IQRF field is lighting and especially street lighting.
- Internet of Things
IQRF is suitable in almost all thinkable branches indeed, even in a lot of not expected ones. Selection from existing projects: catfish attractor, deer detractor, big cats safeguard for a zoo and data (temperature, pH and redox potential) measured via the IQRF sensor put in the cow’s stomach.
IQRF is not suitable for:
- Large data volume or high speed data streaming
- Long distances (1 kilometer order of magnitude, per hop, typically). However, with precise directional antennas arrangement, even several kilometers per hop are possible.
- Devices providing very simple tasks (unidirectional etc.), e.g. car door openers, to be produced in high volumes (unless being a part of a higher smart system). But, if you prefer the shortest development time, IQRF is suitable even for the simplest tasks.
IQRF connectivity to rest of the world
IQRF is not anything like:
For data streaming and Internet connectivity
For high data volumes, high speed but very short range
For data volumes, almost worldwide coverage, with infrastructure and carrier fees
However, it is easily possible to interconnect these (and other) standards with IQRF (often via IQRF plug-and-play gateways).
Moreover, IQRF is easily connectable to almost any computational equipment, either full-featured computers, tablets etc. or to small intelligent embedded devices (Raspberry Pi, chipKIT, PlugPC, Arduino, BeagleBone, …) as well as to standalone MCUs. IQRF SDK open source SW package is available for devices programmable in C, C++, Python or Java.
The IQRF Alliance is the technical partner of Hack Fest 2018 hackathon event in Prague. Contestants who will use IQRF devices in their projects can keep these devices!
As a part of an event Legend, we organize Smart Prague Hack Fest 2018 for students who like challenges and would like to present their own ideas how to improve Smart City.
The competition projects will get an access to interesting data from Prague on transport, air quality, and others. Smart Prague Hack Fest is open to all young talentswho have ideas and who study at high schools and universities. Students will be accompanied by experienced mentors who will be able to advise and share their knowledge.
The best projects have a chance to get to real life. The ICT operator in Prague is in charge of introducing innovation and is happy to work with young people with good ideas. If the idea and its solution are feasible, nothing prevents project being put into practice.
Register here: www.praguehackfest.cz
Smart Prague web
Elektronikknett, one of the most famous online technical magazines in Norway has published an article about the IQRF and the IQRF Summit 2018 held in April.
Read the whole article here.